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AFC Championship Winner Odds

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
@FAmmiranteTFJ
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2024

Is it as easy as flipping a coin? The Baltimore Ravens host the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend to determine the AFC champion.

For as much success the Ravens have had in their history, they only have two AFC championships (2000, 2012). The Chiefs, on the other hand, have three, all of which have come in the last four years (2019, 2020, 2022).

Let’s break down the AFC Championship betting odds, including the best bet and top contender.

AFC Championship Betting Odds 2023-24

AFC winner odds used below are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook and current as of Monday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. ET. Be sure to keep tabs on all of our current NFL odds throughout the season.

  • Baltimore Ravens (-165)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (+140)

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AFC Champion Best Bet

Ravens: Win AFC Championship (-165)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

After bouncing the 49ers in Week 16 in front of the whole country on Christmas, the Ravens put the league on notice. And this team is much more than just Lamar Jackson.

The 49ers are the front runners in the NFC Championship Odds, and we could be headed for a rematch in the Super Bowl.

The key here is that Baltimore start hot and not fall behind early—that’s been its Achilles’ heel in past playoff slip-ups. This is still a team at its best when Jackson can improvise to make big plays as they come, instead of getting locked into passing situations and needing to move away from its run game.

No one should want any piece of the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes.

AFC Champion Contenders

Chiefs: Win AFC Championship (+140)

DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

If there’s a season where the Chiefs could falter, this would be it. While winning decisively against the Dolphins in the wild-card round, their divisional round 27-24 win against the Bills was hotly contested.

The Chiefs are successfully making teams one dimensional by slowing down the run game.

If Kansas City can stifle Gus Edwards and limit big rushing plays from Jackson, it can keep this game honest. Ideally, it’ll want to jump out to an early lead and force the Ravens to play from behind.

This would keep Jackson in the pocket and force him to execute drive after drive. It’ll be an exciting AFC championship game regardless of how the game script takes shape.

Author

Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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